Is adopting a rescued dog safe for a young family? I've never considered it before, but I am trying to expand my horizons. [more inside]
posted by MustardTent
on Dec 5, 2011 -
How do I best heat my frog's tank? I have two African Dwarf Frogs
and the temperature of their water is dropping too low. Their tank is too small for the heater they had in the pet store... [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune
on Nov 19, 2011 -
My dog has cancer. Am I hurting him if I spoil the heck out of him the next few months? [more inside]
posted by werty
on Oct 13, 2011 -
Where can I take a well-behaved 70 lbs dog and go indoors (like a mall) within a 100-mile radius of Los Angeles? We already go to PetSmart and PetCo.
posted by millerizer
on Oct 11, 2011 -
My odd, chronic jaw & ear symptoms are growing ever more uncomfortable and crazy-making. The specialists I've seen are stumped. I'm hoping the AskMe-verse might have heard of this, or can offer some suggestions, advice, or support. [more inside]
posted by granted
on Sep 27, 2011 -
My one-year-old cat was spayed on Monday (five days ago). She appears to be doing fine, except that her tummy has started sagging. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by tickingclock
on Sep 17, 2011 -
Anyone know a great mobile dog groomer for standard poodles? (in the South Bay of Los Angeles) [more inside]
posted by Temeraria
on Sep 1, 2011 -
Mom bought me a totally awesome cat toy that my cat loves. Of course, I am a doofus who stepped on it while I was moving and now it's broken, and I can't figure out where to buy another. It's manufactured by Hartz, but my usual Google-Fu is failing me. [more inside]
posted by loudguitars
on Aug 26, 2011 -
My friends and I are raising the cash and surprise-preserving our friend's decrepit chihuahua who will (most likely) be put to sleep soon. Help me find the best facility or company to freeze-dry/preserve my friend's dog. [more inside]
posted by kumazemi
on Aug 25, 2011 -
We have some friends staying with us tonight. They’ve just texted me to say they’re here, and they’ve brought their dog and they hope that’s OK. It’s not OK. How can I gently and tactfully communicate that I’m cool with it this time, I guess, seeing as it’s here, but would prefer the dog stay outside during this visit and that future visits are pet free? [more inside]
posted by t0astie
on Aug 16, 2011 -
Is it a good idea to get a pet dog if I live alone and need to travel occasionally? [more inside]
posted by madman
on Jul 28, 2011 -
Our prima donna of a puggle won't pee in the rain. Help us before I squeeze it out of her. [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Jul 25, 2011 -
What are the main differences between a Birman and a Ragdoll cat?
We are looking for a nice family cat and we have a seven year old. We are looking for a breed that has blue eyes, and is warm and affectioniate like a dog. I have heard that Ragdoll's tend to get really big, that is one thing I'm not sure we want. Any experiences you guys have would be appreciated.
posted by lynnie-the-pooh
on Jul 12, 2011 -
Cat adoption filter: should we take in a young feral who seems to have adopted us, or should we find a different kitten to bring into our home? Complicating details inside. Bit of a novella, apologies in advance for the length. [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Jul 6, 2011 -
We just had a large tree cut down in our yard.
We decided to leave a large portion of the trunk lying horizontally on the ground in an area where we generally throw leaves and prunings.
One of our dogs is now barking nonstop at this large trunk. He's obviously scared and upset.
Any suggestions on how to calm him down?
posted by SallyHitMeOntheHead
on Jul 1, 2011 -
I just found what looks like mosquito larvae in my cat's water bowl. I use one of those automatic waterers
where there is a gallon or so of water in a upside down container, feeding a small bowl of perhaps 2 cup capacity. In the large upside down container, there was actually one live, flying mosquito. In the small bowl that my cat actually drinks from, there were approximately a dozen apparent larvae, about 1/4" to 1/3" in length.
Should I be concerned for my pet's health at all? I am not sure how long they were in there, but I changed the water for fresh immediately.
posted by Exchequer
on Jun 8, 2011 -
My wife & I adopted/rescued a daschund recently who doesn't respond well to men. While we're trying to get the dog accustomed to me, we have problems where the dog will hide under our king-sized bed when my wife is out of town and I cannot lure it out. I've tried positive reinforcement, treats, and trying to grab it and gently guide the dog from its hiding place. [more inside]
posted by jingo74
on Jun 5, 2011 -
I caught a mouse and tried to drown it. It tread water long enough to make me think twice. Can one keep an ordinary house-mouse as a pet? [more inside]
posted by Barry B. Palindromer
on May 31, 2011 -
Question about the ethical, logistical, and medical implication of having a cat neutered that doesn’t belong to you. [more inside]
posted by Wroksie
on May 23, 2011 -
My dog was diagnosed with heart worms this weekend even though he has been on preventative! Can anyone offer any words of wisdom on successfully dealing with the treatment course, and where to go after?! [more inside]
posted by Quincy
on May 16, 2011 -
How to support and comfort a friend through the illness/loss of their pets? What helped you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 5, 2011 -
We're most likely euthanizing our dog this week. I've read previous posts, but want some reassurance. Much much much more inside because I want you to know the whole story. [more inside]
posted by k8t
on Apr 3, 2011 -